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Good-Bye 2021. Hello, New Scratch-Offs!

It's New Year's Eve!

Time for all of those resolutions to get in order as we start the new year at midnight.

We hope one of your resolutions will be to try one of the newest Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs out January 4th!

The $1 Luck of the Irish Tripler gives you a chance to win up to $5,000! Just match 3 identical prize amounts and win that prize. Match 2 identical prize amounts plus a symbol and win three times that prize automatically!

The newest $2 Scratch-Off Winner'$ Galore has an 80% payout. You could win up to $500.

Try the $5 Scratch-Off Multiply the Money where you play each row individually for your shot at the $500,000 top prize!  

Million Dollar Mega Multiplier is the newest $10 scratch-off, and it comes with a top prize of $1 million! Don't forget to scratch the Mega Multiplier in each row for a chance to multiply any prize won in that row.

For $30, try Monopoly 200X.  If any one or more of your numbers match any of the Monopoly numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching numbers. Look for the 20X, 50X, and 200X symbol to multiply your prize. Plus, the moneybag symbol to win all 25 prizes shown.

Don't forget the Show Us Your Lights Giveaway entry period ends January 2. Before you take down your holiday lights, snap a photo and enter to win National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Scratch-Offs. 
Posted: 12/31/2021 11:13:21 AM

Big Jackpots Ring in the New Year!

Powerbal_Mega_l-NY.pngWe've made another trip around the sun!

It's time to put on your party hats and crowns to count down the hours, minutes, and seconds to the start of a new year.

You know what can make that even more exciting?

A shot at millions in the last Mega Millions® drawing of 2021 and the first Powerball® drawing of 2022! 

Tonight's New Year's Eve Mega Millions jackpot is worth $221 million.

The Powerball jackpot has rolled for the last three months of 2021 to carry over to the first drawing of 2022.

The New Year's Day Powerball jackpot is worth $500 million!

It could make for a very exciting end to 2021 and beginning of 2022! 

Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are $2 each. You can add the Power Play® or the Megaplier for an additional $1 to multiply your non-jackpot prizes.

Visit your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer and get your tickets today.

Here's wishing you health and happiness in 2022!

Happy New Year!!
Posted: 12/31/2021 9:27:37 AM

Wrapping Up 2021 with Winner Wednesday!

It's the last Wednesday of 2021, so it's time for our final Winner Wednesday of the year!

We still have a few days to go in 2021, but as of December 25th,  we've awarded $2.6 billion in prizes to players!

We can't wait to see more winners enjoying Ohio Lottery games and prizes in 2022!

Here are some of the winners who made their winning claims last week. 

David scratched a $500,000 Happy Holidays ticket and won the game's top prize of $500,000! He plans to pay off his house and pay some bills with his winnings. He bought his winning ticket at Go Mart in Tuppers Plains.

Ohio Jackpot 7's proved to be a lucky purchase for Nancy. She won $115,400! She bought her ticket at One Stop Beverage in Avon.

Leslie purchased a Holiday Lucky Times 10 scratch-off and won $10,000! She bought her winning ticket at Circle K in Wauseon.

Michael won $10,000 playing Millions. S&G in Toledo sold the winning ticket.
Tammy Jo picked up a $10,000 win playing A Very Merry Holiday Countdown. She bought her winning ticket at Pioneer's Main Stop in Pioneer.

Douglas played Powerball and won $50,000 just in time for the holiday. Wolfies Roasted Nuts & Deli in Findlay sold the winning ticket.

It's been a fun year! Check out our video recap of our 2021 winners by clicking here.

Get ready for more winning fun in the new year!

You'll find the first new batch of scratch-offs for 2022 at your favorite retailer on January 4.

Posted: 12/29/2021 10:11:59 AM

Classic Lotto's New Look

Every once in a while, you need a little change.

Just like slipping on a new shirt can make you feel like a new person, Classic Lotto needed a little wardrobe change of its own.

So the drawing balls are now blue! Did you notice? 

These changes don't happen on a whim. The switch is part of  basic management of wear and tear on the equipment.

The drawing ball sets get switched out every four to five years.

Classic Lotto drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can see Classic Lotto drawings here.

Posted: 12/28/2021 9:37:04 AM

Powerball Jackpot Soars!

Monday night's are Powerball nights, and tonight's jackpot could lead you into the new year with a big smile on your face and a cool $416 million!

Santa didn't deliver a Christmas Day jackpot to anyone, so the Powerball jackpot rolled into a $416 million jackpot for tonight's drawing.

What are you waiting for? Stop by your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer and pick up a Powerball ticket today.

Powerball tickets are $2, and you can add Powerplay for an additional $1 for a chance to amplify your non-jackpot prize.

Learn more about Powerball here. 
Posted: 12/27/2021 1:28:28 PM

Meet Our Retailer-of-the-Week, Waggoner Food Mart!

Waggoner Food Mart in Blacklick has been in the lottery business for just two years, but their outstanding customer service and fully-stocked games  make the store a big success.

When you step inside Waggoner Food Mart, look for the dedicated lottery area to play games, an instant ticket vending machine, and a KENO monitor!

The staff is friendly and always ready to help you select a game and wish you luck. They're excited to celebrate customers' wins, too! 

Regulars don't ever miss a drawing at Waggoner Food Mart. The staff makes sure to remind regulars to play their numbers when the jackpots are growing.

Stop by Waggoner Food Mart for your next Ohio Lottery purchase!


Posted: 12/27/2021 10:22:23 AM

Show us Your Lights!

How many twinkle lights are on your house right now?

Whether you load up every plug and extension cord you own or just plop a spotlight on your front door, you've got the chance to win a book of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Scratch-offs in our Show Us Your Lights giveaway.

Five lucky winners will win one book of the $2 scatch-off, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, a $200 value!

Watch for our posts on social media and follow the link to upload your photo December 20 through December 31. 

To learn more about the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Scratch-Off, click here.


Posted: 12/19/2021 1:56:07 PM

Winner Wednesday!

These winners shared their excitement of winning on an Ohio Lottery game, and now we're sharing their excitement with you on this wonderful Winner Wednesday!

Quick Food Mart in Medina is celebrating selling a big winner.

The retailer sold a $150,000 winning Willy Wonka Golden Ticket!

Sandra picked up some holiday scratch-offs to give as gifts and grabbed a $500,000 Happy Holidays scratch-off for herself.

Now she's really having a great holiday season becuase she won $50,000!

She got her winning ticket at S&G in Toledo and shared her win with us on social media.

Ellen's win is proof that even smaller wins can be exciting. 

She won $500 on her Limited Edition scratch-off.

She shared her excitement with us on social media and says she'll be using it to help with Christmas gifts and food.

She bought her winning ticket at Sunoco in Columbus.
Perkins Convenient Food Mart in Sandusky is celebrating selling a winning ticket!

The retailer sold a winning $130,000 Rolling Cash 5 ticket for the December 11th drawing. 

The winning numbers were 7-21-24-33-39.

Congratulations to all of our winners! 

Posted: 12/15/2021 9:50:44 AM

Meet Our Retailer-of-the-Week, Heincke AmeriStop in Miamisburg!

Exceptional customer service is a priority at AmeriStop in Miamisburg!  

You'll find Ohio Lottery games behind the counter or you can play at the self-service terminals that are always stocked.

The staff at AmeriStop makes sure all of the bins are full of scratch-offs ready for you to play.
They can also help you choose a ticket, suggesting a new game based on the kind of games you like to play.

The staff at AmeriStop are waiting for you to play your next Ohio Lottery game with them. 

Posted: 12/13/2021 10:16:23 AM

November Partners in Education Winners

It’s time for us to acknowledge teachers and students who are working hard throughout our state as we honor the Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month for November. We recognize the winners for the Partners in Education program with gratitude for all their hard work, dedication, and the difference they are making as students and teachers in the classroom and beyond.

Mallory McCrodden is a ninth grader at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School and is described as a model student. She performs at the top of her class and is especially impressive. “She has demonstrated grit and a determination to be successful that is unlike many of her peers. She also has a very professional personality to go with all of this,” says teacher Sean Brennan. Mallory plays both soccer and lacrosse.

Jessica Smalheer teaches at Pleasant Valley Elementary. As an intervention specialist, she works diligently to create the best learning place for her students. “She values my input and treats me like an equal part of the team,” says a parent from the school. “Having a child with special needs requires a lot but people like Mrs. Smalheer make things a bit easier for parents like me.”

Phoenix White is a great seventh-grade student at Pathe Center. He works hard on his schoolwork, gets through life’s struggles and never gives up to “better his future.” He enjoys school and makes the extra effort to do his best.

Student Miracle Estes has a great attitude and is a responsible and helpful student. She is a seventh grader at Milton-Union Middle School. Along with being a great role model to classmates, Miracle puts forth the effort to get work completed on time and is a good representative for the school.

Mallory Zachrich teaches at Urbana High School. “She is different because she has a great teacher and student bond when it comes to everyday school life,” says parent Brandi Nichols. She works hard for her students and truly cares about their wellbeing. “Mrs. Zachrich is also relatable, and anyone can go to her for advice or someone just to talk to,” says Brandi. “She is willing to do anything and everything for her students.”

Ellison Krohn is a student at Loveland Elementary. He is a second-grade student who is not only a great athlete but a wonderful student and a “very nice young man.” He was chosen as an “Outstanding Camper” at football camp and is also an accomplished swimmer, diver and gymnast. He performs at college and high school halftime shows and is very active in school activities.

Natalie O’Connor is a veteran teacher who has taught for 20 years. She teaches sixth grade at Winton Woods South Campus and works hard in the classroom. “Natalie works very hard to make sure her students feel safe and learn as much as they can, especially in the recent uncertainty with COVID,” says Victoria Morris, a parent at the school.

Pickerington High School is happy to have Academic All Star Abby Stanley at their school. Teacher Leanne Ross says, “Abby is a role model student who has a love of learning and is always positive. Abby puts forth her best effort and works hard in every situation. Abby is a good friend and is helpful to other students. She has grit that enables her to keep going even when she has a difficult task.” She is respectful to all she encounters whether it is a teacher, peer, or teammate on the field. Abby has a 4.0 GPA and is a leader in the school orchestra.

Gina Komorowski is a gifted teacher at Tussing Elementary working with third and fourth graders. Leanne Ross, a peer teacher, says “Gina has an amazing affinity for working with students in underrepresented groups. She proactively seeks out students who show a high level of potential and advocates for them. As a math teacher, she is extremely caring and able to adapt to each individual student’s needs. She has a vast depth of knowledge about the social and emotional issues that students struggle with and works to help make students feel comfortable and safe in the school environment. She lets every student know that they are special and that she is looking out for them.” Her positive attitude and team player disposition make her stand out.

Blue Scott is making a difference at Athens Middle School teaching eighth grade math. Joel Porter says, “My son is excelling in Algebra much better than ever expected and I give a lot of credit to her. Ms. Scott really engages and connects with her students well. Her ability to explain algebraic concepts to the students has allowed them to fully understand the very challenging subject which will set these students up for success in their futures. In these challenging times, I believe Ms. Scott has gone above expectations and is very deserving of this award.”

Tyson Krul is described as an “exceptional student.” He is an eleventh grader at Ravenna High School. Tyson is a member of the football team and works at Wendy’s while managing his school assignments. “To me, Tyson is more than outstanding. He’s a great kid with a good head on his shoulders,” says parent Jessica Krul.

Crestwood High School band teacher Angela Adkins is highly thought of by her peers. She is committed to the band program and is described as “upbeat and positive.” She supports students when they march in parades and are in the half time shows, recruits and trains band parents, helps with the fundraising, and does anything else band related. Angela is in her 21st year of teaching and teaches band, jazz band, music theory, and history of rock.

Zaron Dickey is a fifth-grade student at Port Washington Elementary. Teacher Maria Demonte says, “Zaron has demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and involvement in the learning community. He challenges himself to reach high standards and expectations, and frequently demonstrates positive behaviors inside and outside the classroom. Our learning community is a better place because of Zaron, his positive outlook and willingness to work toward reaching optimal levels of academic achievement.”

Aaron Hreha is a seventh-grade science teacher at Indian Valley Middle School. “When his colleagues need assistance with technology or just working through solutions to common problems teachers face on a day-to-day basis, Mr. Hreha humbly steps up and serves,” says faculty member Jody Ditcher. He is respected and well-liked by his students and is described as teaching a favorite class by many of his students. One student says that he is her favorite teacher because he leads “creative and open-ended projects.”

Nicole Gravenhorst is making a difference as an educator at Sandusky Primary School. She teaches second grade and finds the time to create separate work for each student. She focuses on what they need to work on. A parent says, “In my opinion, she goes above and makes each child feel important, loved, and heard. Not to mention, she makes learning so much fun and finds creative ways to help the students remember things they need to know.”

Congratulations to all our November Partners in Education winners! You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month online by Clicking Here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
Posted: 12/8/2021 2:33:36 PM

It's a Wintery Winner Wednesday

The mercury is really starting to dip, but it's not taking the heat out of our Ohio Lottery winners!

Check out these winners who stopped by this week to claim their winnings.

Kristy of Ray won $10,000 playing Max the Money.

She got her winning ticket at Speedway in Jackson. Way to go, Kristy!

Anabella picked up the $30 Scratch-Off Extreme Cash and won $10,000.

She bought her winning ticket at Wal-Mart in Athens.

Michael was feeling the winter chill, but he warmed up real quick after a top prize win of $20,000 win on Cash Flurry!

He bought his winning ticket at Mickey Mart in Fremont.

Dustin won $10,000 on the $500,000 Happy Holidays Scratch-Off.

SP in Marietta sold the winning ticket.

Dennis stopped by the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Norwalk and picked up a $1 Million Merry & Bright Scratch-off.

He's now feeling really merry with a $10,000 win! 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

You can find all of our Holiday Scratch-Offs at your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer.

Share them with family and friends, or keep the fun to yourself!
Posted: 12/8/2021 9:38:37 AM

Hello, December! Hello, Winners!

It's the first day of December! Time to start counting down the days until holiday parties, family get-togethers, and gift giving. 
Today we're starting the countdown with some winner stories!

Cheryl is having a really happy start to the holidays.

She won $50,000 on Holiday Lucky Times 10.

She bought her ticket at Kroger in Washington Court House.

Ellis from Sandusky won $50,000 playing Pick 4.

He bought his winning ticket at Sandusky Mickey Mart #28.

Rolling Cash 5 had two nights in a row of jackpot winners to wrap up November.

The Pit Stop in Oberlin sold a $100,000 winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket for the November 29, 2021 drawing.

The winning numbers were 14-15-18-21-28.

Ballville E-Z Shop in Fremont sold a winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket in the November 28, 2021 drawing.

The winning numbers were 5-6-7-9-11.

We love to feature winners, so after you cash your winning ticket, share your winning story with us on social media using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery. 

Check out our Facebook page for up to the minute winner news every day!  
Posted: 12/1/2021 8:47:00 AM

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